Hercules Technology Growth Capital Announces Offering of $75.0 Million Convertible Senior Notes

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					Hercules Technology Growth Capital Announces
Offering of $75.0 Million Convertible Senior Notes
April 11, 2011 07:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time 

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Hercules Technology Growth Capital,
Inc. (NASDAQ:HTGC) (the “Company”), today announced that it plans to make an offering of $75.0 million
aggregate principal amount of its Convertible Senior Notes due 2016. The Company plans to grant the initial
purchaser an option to purchase up to an additional $15.0 million principal amount of the Convertible Senior Notes
to cover overallotments, if any. The Convertible Senior Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers (as
defined in the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”)) pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities
Act.

The Convertible Senior Notes are unsecured, will pay interest semiannually and will be convertible under specified
circumstances based on a conversion rate to be determined. Upon conversion, the Company will pay or deliver,
subject to the terms of the documents governing the Convertible Senior Notes, cash, shares of the Company’s
common stock or a combination of cash and shares of common stock, at the Company’s election. The Company
will not have the right to redeem the Convertible Senior Notes prior to maturity. The Convertible Senior Notes will
mature on April 15, 2016, unless repurchased or converted in accordance with their terms prior to such date.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund investments in debt and equity securities in
accordance with its investment objective and for general corporate purposes.

Neither the Convertible Senior Notes nor the common stock that may be issued upon conversion thereof will be
registered under the Securities Act. Neither the Convertible Senior Notes nor the common stock that may be issued
upon conversion thereof may be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption
from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell any securities of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. and
is not soliciting an offer to buy such securities in any state where such offer and sale is not permitted. It is issued
pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act. 

Forward-Looking Statements:

The statements contained in this release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements. These forward-
looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to uncertainties and other factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements including,
without limitation, the risks, uncertainties, including the uncertainties surrounding the current market turbulence, and
other factors we identify from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we 
believe that the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, any of those
assumptions could prove to be inaccurate and, as a result, the forward-looking statements based on those
assumptions also could be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The
forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof, and Hercules assumes no
obligation to update the forward-looking statements for subsequent events.

Contacts
Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.
Main, 650-289-3060 HT-HN
info@htgc.com
Sally Borg, 650-289-3066
sborg@htgc.com

				
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Description: PALO ALTO, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTGC) (the “Company”), today announced that it plans to make an offering of $75.0 million aggregate principal amount of its Convertible Senior Notes due 2016. The Company plans to grant the initial purchaser an option to purchase up to an additional $15.0 million principal amount of the Convertible Senior Notes to cover overallotments, if any. The Convertible Senior Notes will be offered only to qual a style='fon
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